01 October 2019
Canberra’s population is growing towards 500,000 so we’re building our future infrastructure to ensure our city continues to be a great place to work, live and enjoy.
Over the next 10 years we will extend light rail and build new hospital facilities, walk-in centres, schools, sporting facilities and arts and cultural precincts.
Projects for which planning is already well underway include Stage 2a of the light rail network, Calvary Hospital Emergency Department improvement works, expansions of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Clare Holland House and Winnunga Nimmityjah, and a new 4.7km bikeway in Belconnen.
We’ve also recently upgraded 39 playgrounds across 31 Canberra suburbs, installing new shade sails, fencing, seating, inclusive play equipment and footpaths.
We’ve added or improved school facilities across the city, too, including at Black Mountain, Evatt, Kaleen, Latham, Wanniassa Hills, and Theodore Primary Schools and The Woden School. Work is underway to expand Gold Creek School and improve existing facilities there.
A series of road upgrades and duplications are also in the works in the ACT, including stage 2 of the duplication of Gundaroo Drive and the upgrade of Coppins Crossing Road (to be renamed John Gorton Drive) to dual carriageway.
This follows the recent completion of the Horse Park Drive duplication project and the introduction of road markings on the Tuggeranong Parkway to encourage drivers to stay at least two chevrons apart to improve safety.
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